|Hotels in Ireland
Ariel Guest House
52 Lansdowne Road
Dublin, County Dublin 4
There is a friendly staff whom are happy to help with things such as directions, recommendations for travel and dining out, and a welcoming time at this guest house located in a beautiful suburb. It's a red brick 1850 authentic Victorian guest house. There is a living room that you are welcome in that is both elegant and homey. There is a guest book on the premise that is filled to the brim with former guests singing its praises upon their departure. Breakfast is provided with the room. There are forty rooms that all have private baths. They accept Visa and Master Card.
55 Aungier St.,
Dublin, County Dublin 2,
Visitors who are backpacking, traveling alone, or on a tight budget should stay here. It's a restored red brick Victorian building. It gets high praise from visitors from all over, and has the added bonus of being only a ten-minute walk to the best places to hear live music in Ireland. It even has choices for the budget travelers. You can choose to have a private room with bath or dorm-style accommodations that have loft areas for greater privacy but no bath. There are no televisions in the room. There is a café that is open late, and breakfast is served. They accept Visa, Master Card, and American Express.
Laune Valley Farm Hostel
Killorglin, County Kerry
Open year-round, this is the place for the tourists to Ireland that are on the tightest budget. It is an actual farm! There are single rooms and family rooms available. There is also approved camping and parking. There are meals available, parking is permitted, and they accept credit cards.
Dublin, County Dublin 7,
An incredibly modern hotel that stands out as the largest building in Smithfield Village, the rooms have modern conveniences and are up-to-date in their furnishings. The best rooms to obrain are the top-floor suites, as they have gardens on the roof that hold breathtaking views of the surrounding city. You can get a true taste for Irish culture with the café serving Irish food and playing authentic Irish music. There is also shopping in the hotel. There are 70 rooms, 3 suites. Some of the luxuries of this place include a fitness center, café, restaurant, bar, laundry, free parking, and room service, as well as televisions with cable and VCRs. They also give a complimentary full breakfast. The hotel accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover.
Conrad Dublin International
Dublin, County Dublin 2,
A haven for business travelers, this hotel is rumored to have the top staff who will go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. It is owned by the Hilton Group so there are often discounts for frequent travelers, or those in special discount programs. The rooms are not suited for the best views, but the hotel itself is a sight to behold in its bold and lovely wood furnishings; the building itself is a smoked-glass building just off St. Stephen's Green. Some luxuries of the hotel include two restaurants, room service, minibars, in-room television with cable and a VCR, in-room data ports, fitness center, and a no-smoking floor. There are business services and meeting rooms for the business traveler. A full breakfast is included. They accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover.
Maine St., Tralee,
Abbeygate is a hotel that gets repeated customers and high reviews from visitors. It was built upon the site of Tralee's old marketplace. It offers quiet, modern accommodations for the traveler. Rooms are richly furnished, complete with a large bathroom. There is dancing nightly in the on-site bar through the summer months and several nights a week during other months, and an all-around good time atmosphere about the place. There are 100 rooms. Some luxuries include cable tv and meeting rooms. Rooms also come with a full breakfast. They accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover.
Mail Rd., Dingle Town,
Neither modern nor classic, this hotel stands out for its clean and fun atmosphere. The rooms are cheerful and well-equipped to give the travelers some of the comforts of home and flavor of Ireland. With sights of Dingle Bay from the hotel located at its entrance, it is also a quiet place to stay. You are only a two-minute walk from the harbor, which is an added bonus to the nice rooms. There are only ten rooms available. Each room comes with cable tv, free parking, and breakfast. They accept Visa, Master Card, and American Express.
Originally built as a home for the Guinness family, this is a genuine castle that displays a 1228 structure despite being built in 1870. It is now American-owned and one of Ireland's grandest castle-hotels. The elaborate stone walls feature gorgeous paintings, and the ceilings are graced with crystal chandeliers. The rooms are luxurious with sitting areas, antiques among the furnishings, and bathrooms that are spacious with all modern conveniences. There are 72 rooms with bath, 11 suites, 2 restaurants, television with cable, a gold course, tennis courts, fitness center complete with sauna, and two bars. They accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover.
Olde Railway Hotel
The Mall, Westport,
Somewhat famed for being beloved by William Makepeace Thackeray who called it "one of the prettiest inns in Ireland," The Olde Railway Hotel is lovely. It has Victorian plates, framed prints, and watercolor paintings to welcome you in the front room. It's a family-run inn that is comfortable and sure to make you feel at home. The bedrooms have views that overlook the river or immaculate gardens. There is an on-site restaurant that serves local fare at an expensive price, or a bar with more reasonable prices on a meal. A full breakfast is included with room, and luxuries include cable tv. They accept Visa, Master Card, and American Express. It is closed for a month from mid-January to mid-February.
Wellington Park Hotel
21 Malone Rd.,
Belfast BT9 6RU,
This hotel is run by the Mooney family, and is a very modern place to stay. It offers beautifully designed rooms with mostly built-in furniture. You also get live music on Friday and Saturday nights, including jazz, soul, and traditional Irish music. There are 75 rooms that come with bath and a full breakfast. Some luxuries include a bar, restaurant, laundry, and meeting rooms. They accept Visa, Master Card, and American Express.